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Shipping management solution ShipStation has added integrations with pre-order platform Celery and international shipping consolidator Asendia.

ShipStation users can now have customs data automatically uploaded to Asendia USA, and print labels including Asendia tracking information.

"By adding Asendia USA to the mix of international shipping choices, ShipStation users will now have an even greater blend of options to offer their international customers," says Curtis Mitchell, ShipStation's Director of Business Development. "We are thrilled to have Asendia USA integrated as an expert international shipping partner and believe ShipStation users will be excited about this integration as well."

Celery is a popular platform for crowdfunded businesses and others who use pre-ordering heavily. ShipStation's new integration allows sellers to fulfill Celery oreders quickly and easily using ShipStation.

Fulfillment outsourcing company Shipwire also added an integration with Celery recently.

Source: ShipStation and Asendia for Asendia integration, ShipStation for Celery integration.

Ecommerce synchronization tool Wombat has been upgraded with a number of new features.

The enhancements include:

  • A new "Jobs" section, giving visibility of background tasks including bulk resolve and bulk delete.
  • Flows can now be set up to trigger on multiple events, reducing the total number of flows to maintain.
  • Support for requests that return paged data.
  • A simpler and more efficient search feature.

Source: Wombat

The latest release for ecommerce management solution ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces includes the ability to specify different prices for Amazon Webstore and Amazon Marketplace.

ChannelAdvisor's January release includes four new fields for Amazon Webstore US and UK sellers, allowing them to specify a standard price as well as a sale price, with its own sale start and end dates.

The release also includes vehicle parts fitment support for the Sears marketplace, enabling sellers to provide compatibility information to help buyers find products with the Sears Parts Finder tool.

Finally, ChannelAdvisor has also announced general availability (the successful end of beta testing) for integrations with German marketplaces MeinPaket and Rakuten.de.

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Multichannel management tool Stitch has added support for popular Wordpress ecommerce plugin WooCommerce.

Stitch can now be used to managing orders, inventory and shipping for WooCommerce alongside other sales channels. WooCommerce has expanded to run over 380,000 sites, in only 3 years.

Next, Stitch Labs plans to integrate with QuickBooks Online, as well as implement new reporting tools.

Source: Stitch Labs

UK fulfillment house James and James Fulfilment has been nominated for two logistics industry awards.

The company has been short-listed for the annual SHD Logistics Awards 2015, in the Innovation Technology category, and also the Internet Business Awards 2015 in the logistics category.

The SHD awards entry is in partnership with James and James' client SureFlap, who sell a range of microchipped cat pet doors and accessories internationally. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 19 March.

The Internet Business Awards will be announced in London on 3 March.

Source: James and James

Foreign exchange company Currencies Direct can now provide online retailers in the UK with a US dollar denominated bank account.

The account can be used to collect sales income in US dollars and transfer it into UK pounds at a favourable rate, providing a saving of up to 3% of sales – compared to the rates available from Amazon and PayPal.

Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct trading floor manager explains: "Whereas in early July sterling was trading at 58p to the dollar, this has now risen to a near-18-month high of 66p. British e-tailers selling to the US in dollars are now finding that they're getting substantially more bang for their bucks. It's therefore important that they make the most of their improved margins and don't see it eroded by commission and fees when transferring their earnings".

Currencies Direct also offers euro and Sterling accounts for online sellers and has recently created a new ecommerce section on their website.

Source: Tamebay

Amazon dynamic pricing solution Feedvisor has updated their recently launched Revenue Intelligence Dashboard with a new "Unrealized Profit" alert.

Feedvisor's monitoring identifies items that are winning the Amazon Buy Box, but could be winning it at a higher price without affecting sales volume. The "Unrealized Profit" alert highlights those items that could be sold for a higher price but are restricted by the ceiling price which the seller has set.

The Unrealized Profit alert exists alongside four other alerts, which highlight items that are not selling or selling too fast, for example. The Dashboard also enables sellers to see a high-level view of their key performance numbers such as sales and profitability.

Source: Feedvisor

The CEO of repricing software developers Appeagle has been interviewed for an in-depth article on the Web Retailer blog.

In the article Appeagle CEO and co-founder Koby Kasnett, and marketing manager Izabella De Souza, talk about:

  • How the business got started.
  • How automated repricing has changed over the years.
  • How they make sure Appeagle is reliable and bug-free.
  • What makes Appeagle different, and what they have planned for the future.

Source: Web Retailer

Order management software vendor Dydacomp has been named as one of the "Top 20 Most Promising Tech Solution Providers for Apparel & Textile Industry" by CIO Review.

Dydacomp's order management products include Multichannel Order Manager (M.O.M.) and Freestyle Commerce.

"Order Management Systems provide automation of an order right from the time a customer places the order to delivery and payment receipt for that order," said Fred Lizza, CEO of Dydacomp. "We provide best of breed alternatives to the ERP system that are cost efficient and enable the customers to grow bigger with fewer people than they would need otherwise."

Over 2,000 multichannel merchants use Dydacomp's solutions, generating $10 million in gross merchandise sales every day.

CIO Review's research team analyzed over 300 companies offering technology solutions to the apparel industry sector, and chose Dydacomp as one of the best 20. CIO Review's article about Dydacomp can be read here.

Source: Dydacomp

Multichannel ecommerce software company Linnworks are offering discounts of up to 35% both for existing customers, and for trial users who register by January 26th, 2015.

Existing customers and trial users will receive a discount code by email from Linnworks. A discount code will also be sent to Web Retailer members on 19 January.

The discounts are:

  • 20% off monthly plans
  • 25% off 6-month plans
  • 35% off annual plans

Linnworks are also extending their money back guarantee period from 14 days to 30 days for anyone who takes up the offer.

Those using a discount code will also be entered into the previously announced prize draw to win a trip to the ThinkGlobal Retail conference in Las Vegas this August.

Source: Linnworks

UK shipping comparison website Parcel2Go has partnered with Preloved to provide its shipping services within the popular second-hand marketplace.

Sellers who opt in can display Parcel2Go services on their listing, and shipping using Parcel2Go can be arranged directly within Preloved by the buyer at the time of purchase.

Source: Parcel2Go

Wholesale directory Worldwide Brands has had a facelift, with faster results and more sophisticated keyword searching.

The Directory search and Market Research search are now separated, which allows quicker results to be provided when searching for suppliers.

For market research, more complex search terms can be used to closely match the results to the products the retailer wants to purchase.

Source: Worldwide Brands

Marketplace customer support tool XSellco Fusion has added support for Magento, Etsy, Rakuten and generic emails.

Xsellco has also launched Fusion Mobile, which provides mobile-friendly access to the system. They have also added a new integration with ChannelAdvisor.

Another new feature is called "Smart Tags", which allows users to add dynamic text snippets to their email replies, that pull in specific customer information. Several Smart Tags are predefined and users can also create their own.

Source: XSellco

Ecommerce research tool provider get4it are now offering a free competitive analysis report for online sellers.

The get4it Competitive Analysis Tool reports on the overall health of an online marketplace store and its inventory.

"After a simple sign up process, retailers will receive a report that shows an overview of their Store Health Statistics, a Merchant Health Score, and their Competitive Insights", says James DeBoe, CEO of get4it. "Best of all, this tool is completely free, with no credit card required."

get4it imports the entire inventory from a seller's online store, and computes the optimal competitive selling price taking into account feedback and other factors.

It currently supports eBay.com, eBay Motors and Amazon.com, and they plan to add new functionality and further marketplaces in the first half of 2015.

Source: get4it

Marketplace and storefront management tool SureDone had added a new feature for administering multiple user accounts.

SureDone admin users can now create multiple standard user accounts for employees or virtual assistants. They will soon add the ability to customize the features that user accounts have access to.

Source: SureDone

Marketplace management tool Linnworks has added support for Rakuten.co.uk, which replaced Play.com late last year.

The new integration allows Linnworks to:

  • Automatically download new orders.
  • Mark items as dispatched.
  • Send out confirmation emails to the buyer.
  • Submit order shipping information back to Rakuten.
  • Automatically adjust inventory levels.

Source: Linnworks

Pricing optimization company get4it has launched a new "pricing intelligence" platform.

Founder and CEO James DeBoe said, "This launch has incorporated three main areas of functionality; Connectivity, Repricing, and Marketplace Intelligence. As we execute our road map our customers will notice a strategic focus on these three areas. get4it will, in a very short period of time, connect to every major marketplace and popular cart offering, as well as offer ever more intelligence, not only around pricing, but also many other metrics that are proven to increase online retail sales."

get4it connects to a merchant's sales channels, imports inventory data, and calculates the optimal competitive selling price.

Source: PRWeb

The Paid Shipping Calculator is now available as an extension for the ecommerce platform Magento.

The new extension integrates AuctionInc's Shipping Rates API into the Magento shopping cart for real-time calculation of cross-carrier shipping rates, including the new "dimensional weight" tariffs from UPS and FedEx.

Source: AuctionInc

Ecommerce management tool Ecomdash has added support for Shopify's POS app.

The new integration allows sellers to receive sales orders from physical stores, and automatically synchronize inventory levels across all sales channels.

Shopify POS can be used for selling at temporary locations such as trade shows, fairs and markets as well as physical stores.

Source: Ecomdash

Amazon feedback solicitation tool FeedbackFive has added the ability to customize emails depending on the product that was bought.

The new "SKU Tags" feature allows users to create product-specific snippets of text, which can then be used in email templates. SKU Tags are available to FeedbackFive subscribers on the Pro plan and above.

Source: eComEngine

Order and shipping management tool ShipStation now works directly with USPS mail consolidator Globegistics.

ShipStation can create multiple Globegistics labels for a batch of orders, and automatically transmits tracking data back to the buyer and sales channel.

Globegistics provides discounted international shipping rates with full tracking to over 30 countries worldwide.

Source: ShipStation

Ecommerce design company Frooition now offers a Shopify store design service.

The service includes a branding consultation, responsive store design, custom branding, custom promotion box, product attribute search and more.

Source: Frooition

Lokad's inventory optimization tool Priceforge can now be run directly from their sales forecasting tool Salescast.

Once configured, in one click Lokad will refresh sales data from a third party inventory tool, and automatically update forecasts and dashboards.

The news following the recent addition of built-in dashboards to Salescast and is part of Lokad's goal to more tightly integrate their two apps.

Source: Lokad

Ecommerce solution Sellbrite has introduced annual price plans offering up to a 25% discount over monthly subscriptions.

Annual billing can save Sellbrite users up to $600 per year. Annual subscribers can still upgrade or downgrade their plan and will receive a prorated credit.

Source: Sellbrite

Ecommerce management tool Veeqo has been nominated for an ESTnet award in the Tech Startup of the Year category.

The ESTnet award ceremony will be held at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff in March 2015.

The awards are run by The Electronic and Software Technologies Network for Wales (ESTnet) and celebrate talented and innovative Welsh businesses.

Source: Veeqo

eBay listing tool Segemai-Retail has added an innovative feature which automatically creates eBay listings from products listed on Amazon.

Given an Amazon product code (ASIN) the Amazon-to-eBay Auto-Lister extracts the title, images, price and description from Amazon.com, and creates a new item on eBay. Templates can be used to populate other required eBay fields and configure pricing. Multiple ASINs can be providing for bulk eBay listing creation.

The feature is designed for eBay sellers who use Amazon as a dropshipper, buying items from Amazon when they sell on eBay and shipping direct to the buyer.

Source: Segemai Technologies

Marketplace management tool Stitch has added support for ecommerce store platform Magento.

The integration means Stitch can synchronise inventory and orders between Magento and other supported sales channels including eBay, Amazon and Etsy.

Stitch also reports on sales, stock and performance for each channel. The integration is available now and Stitch offers a 14-day trial.

Source: Stitch Labs

Inventory and shipping management tool Teapplix has added support for the deals marketplace Wish.com.

The integration, currently in beta, supports order and inventory synchronization.

Source: Teapplix

Version 10.3 of shipping tool ShipRush has added support for FedEx's new auto upgrade service.

The FedEx auto upgrade service allows sellers to set the maximum time that a package should be in transit, and auto-upgrades to a faster service if it will take too long.

Source: Z-Firm

Ecommerce technology company Linnworks is running a competition with a top prize of a trip to the Think Global Retail conference in Las Vegas.

The first prize includes flights, accommodation and conference tickets. Other prizes are:

  • A 12 month subscription to Linnworks Anywhere Enterprise, worth £6,800.
  • A 12 month subscription to Linnworks Anywhere Pro, worth £4,300.
  • A 12 month unlimited subscription to MeanRepricer, worth £3,500.
  • 5 Amazon vouchers of £100 each.

All existing Linnworks customers will be invited to enter the competition by email, as will new customers starting a trial before January 26.

Source: Linnworks

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